Transport in Nicaragua
Transport in Nicaragua revolves around road and water transport modalities. The road infrastructure is well spread across the Pacific side, while the Atlantic side has less infrastructure; as of 2009, from a total of 19,137 km 2,033 km are paved and 17,104 km are unpaved. Public transport in Nicaragua is served by buses on both short and wide range distances. There are five different types, based on the size of the vehicle, target group, frequency of stops and distance. Urban buses can be found in Managua, Estelí, León, Chinandega and Bluefields. In most cases, passengers have to pay for each ride on a bus, with the need to pay again when switching to another; the costs differ from 2.50 C$ in Managua to 10 C$ in Bluefields. An urban bus in Nicaragua takes the same road multiple times per day, following a more or less strict schedule; the organization of the buses in different towns differs as every town is organizing it on their own behave. In Estelí every bus driver is assisted by two persons helping them.
Bus drivers in Managua have to manage their job on their own. Another fact that differs are the vehicles used in the different cities. In Managua urban buses sponsored by Russia are used, in Estelí former school buses from the United States, in Bluefields japanese light commercial vans and in León pickup trucks that got extended with seats and a roof; the quality of bus stops heavily differs. In the center of Managua many proper bus stops exist with roofs or at least signs, in other areas there isn't any indication of a bus stop. Buses serve a network of established stops with common names known by bus assistants. Passengers need to ask where and when which bus stops. To improve the accessibility of public transport, in 2016 the OpenStreetMap group in Nicaragua MapaNica crowdsourced with the help of more than 150 citizens of Managua the first bus transit map in whole Central America. In 2018, they made this data machine-accessible, serving it today in different apps on several platforms. Suburban buses connect larger cities with communities in outer areas.
They only stop a few times inside the city nearly everywhere where passengers request to get off. Like with urban buses, a team serves a route several times per day and the service is organized by the local government. Prices can vary depending on the distance. Connecting two or more cities, Ruteados are the biggest part of bus services in Nicaragua. Express buses connect, like Ruteados and share taxis, two or more cities, but with less stops, resulting in a faster travel time. Share taxis are called Interlocales in Nicaragua and connect two or more cities, like Ruteados and express buses, with the main difference that they depart from the bus station once they are filled either or with passengers. Like express buses, they nearly don't stop between destination. Several airports are serving both international flights; as of 2013, 147 airports exist in Nicaragua. Nicaragua's main international airport is Managua International Airport. In total, there are 12 airports with paved runways with the following lengths: 2,438 to 3,047 m: 3 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 914 to 1,523 m: 3 under 914 m: 4 In total, there are 135 airports with unpaved runways with the following lengths: 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 15 under 914 m: 119 Nicaragua offers 2,220 km of water transport roads, including the two large lakes Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua.
A Nicaragua Canal was planned but canceled on 21 February 2018. Bluefields El Bluff Puerto Cabezas Corinto Puerto Sandino San Juan del Sur El Rama Since September 2001, all rail transport has been suspended in Nicaragua. FERISTSA German article "Yesterday and Today: Public Transport in Nicaragua" Transportation in Nicaragua
Transportation in North America
Transportation in North America is about a varied transportation system, whose quality ranges from being on par with a high-quality European motorway to an unpaved gravelled back road that can extend hundreds of miles. There is an extensive transcontinental freight rail network, but passenger railway ridership is lower than in Europe and Asia; the railroad network of North America is extensive, connecting nearly every major and most minor cities. The United States and Mexico have an interconnected system with railheads stretching from Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada to Tapachula, on Vancouver Island; the state government of Alaska operates the Alaska Railroad, which does not connect to the North American network. In Canada, rail lines from Labrador City, NL to Sept-Îles, Quebec currently are not linked to the North American network. There have been proposals in recent years to link the island of Newfoundland to the mainland of North America via a 17 km-long rail tunnel under the Strait of Belle Isle, which would carry automobile traffic on flatcars, similar to the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France.
This has stalled due to the lack of a large road network and a lack of rail lines in Labrador, the remoteness of the area on both sides of the strait in Newfoundland and Labrador. Another issue to contend with is that Newfoundland had abandoned its Canadian National/Newfoundland Railway lines, turning it into the Newfoundland T'Railway, a rail trail spanning the entire island. An automobile tunnel would be most unfeasible due to the length needed to cross the strait, the difficulties of removing automobile exhaust and bringing in fresh air via large circulation fans throughout the tunnel. Although Alaska is not connected to the North American rail network, there are plans to connect it via BC Rail's incomplete but graded rail extension to Dease Lake, where the rails have been laid to Jackson, British Columbia; until this happens, the only way for rail-based equipment to enter or leave Alaska is via rail ferry from Seattle and British Columbia. The only rail connection is the White Pass and Yukon Route, a narrow-gauge heritage railway linking Whitehorse, Yukon with Skagway, Alaska.
A rail connection between Alaska and the North American rail network could prove beneficial, could join up with a possible future rail link over a Bering Strait Rail Tunnel, if it is built. The current railheads or endpoints of the rail network are, in the north, at Hay River, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Lynn Lake and Churchill, Moosonee, Chibougamau and Matagami, Quebec. In the west, the railheads are at Vancouver, British Columbia, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, with ferry service to Vancouver Island for the railways linking Nanaimo and Victoria. In the east, the North American network extends to Halifax, Sydney, Nova Scotia. In the south, the rail lines terminate at Port of Chiapas, Ciudad Hidalgo, with a short dual-gauge spur line to the border city of Ciudad Tecún Umán, Guatemala. In April 2007 the Russian government announced that it was considering building a rail tunnel under the Bering Strait between Chukotka and Alaska; the tunnel, as projected, would be 60 miles long and would include oil and gas pipelines, fiber optic cables and power lines.
The tunnel project was estimated to take 15 -- 20 years to build. In addition to the Russian government, sponsors of the project include Transneft and RAO United Energy Systems. Mexico has a connection to Guatemala, but it is a break of gauge, since Mexico uses 1,435 mm standard gauge, while Guatemala and Central America use narrow gauge 914 mm. Aside from a short spur line linking border city of Ciudad Tecún Umán, the entire nation is on 914 mm gauge. South of Guatemala, there are numerous breaks of gauge, such as 1,067 mm, El Salvador. Nicaragua has closed its rail network in 1996, though the majority of it was 1,067 mm gauge, with some 1,435 mm lines along the Atlantic Coast. Costa Rica's railroads are of 1,067 mm gauge, along with a private 600 mm gauge railroad at 3.5 km in length. The railroads of Panama are connected to Costa Rica; the country had two gauges: broad gauge 1,524 mm, converted to standard gauge in 2000, narrow gauge. Like the situation with roads, the Darien Gap is a formidable obstacle to railroads, no railways cross it into South America.
FERISTSA was the name of a proposed 1,600-mile US$3 billion owned commercial railroad going from the Panama Canal Railway Company through the entire length of Central America, linking with Mexico's rail system at the Guatemala border. The continent's roads are of varying quality, with divided highway standards in some areas but poor-quality gravel or unpaved roads in others; the road network extends from Prudhoe Bay and Anchorage, Alaska, in the extreme northwest, to Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cartwright and Labrador, Blanc Sablon and Natashquan, Quebec, in the extreme east, all the way to Yaviza, Panama, in the extreme south. It does not connect with the South American road network due to the Darién Gap; some roads are seasonal, such as ice roads that cover frozen bodies of w
Transport in Argentina
Transport in Argentina is based on a complex network of routes, crossed by inexpensive long-distance buses and by cargo trucks. The country has a number of national and international airports; the importance of the long-distance train is minor today, though in the past it was used and is now regaining momentum after the re-nationalisation of the country's commuter and freight networks. Fluvial transport is used for cargo. Within the urban areas, the main transportation system is by the colectivo. Buenos Aires additionally has an underground, the only one in the country, Greater Buenos Aires is serviced by a system of suburban trains. A majority of people employ public transport rather than personal cars to move around in the cities in common business hours, since parking can be both difficult and expensive. Cycling is becoming common big cities as a result of a growing network of cycling lanes in Cities like Buenos Aires and Rosario; the Colectivo cover the cities with numerous lines. Fares might be fixed for the whole city.
Colectivos cross municipal borders into the corresponding metropolitan areas. In some cases there are diferenciales which are faster, notably more expensive. Bus lines in a given city might be run by different private companies and/or by the municipal state, they might be painted in different colours for easier identification; the city of Buenos Aires has in recent years been expanding its Metrobus BRT system to compliment its existing Underground network and it is estimated that, along with other measures, it will increase the city's use of public transport by 30 percent. Taxis are common and accessible price-wise, they have different colours and fares in different cities, though a contrasted black-and-yellow design is common to the largest conurbations. Call-taxi companies are common, while the remisse is another form of hired transport: they are much like call-taxis, but do not share a common design, trip fares are agreed beforehand instead of using the meter. Although, there are fixed prices for common destinations.
Suburban trains connect Buenos Aires city with the Greater Buenos Aires area. Every weekday, more than 1.4 million people commute to the Argentine capital for work and other business. These suburban trains work between 4 AM and 1 AM; the busiest lines are electric, several are diesel powered, while some of these are being electrified, while the rolling stock is being replaced across the city. Until Trenes de Buenos Aires, UGOFE, Ferrovías and Metrovías were some of the private companies which provided suburban passenger services in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. However, with the modernisation and re-nationalisation of these services, many of these companies have had their contracts terminated or have been absorbed into Trenes Argentinos, though as of 2015 some private operators such as Metrovías do remain. Other cities in Argentina with a system of suburban trains include Resistencia, Paraná and Mendoza, home to the Metrotranvía Mendoza - an urban light rail network. A commuter rail network for Córdoba is planned to complement the existing Tren de las Sierras which runs through the city and to nearby towns and villages.
As of 2015, Buenos Aires is the only Argentine city with an underground metro system, nonetheless there is a project to build a system in the city of Córdoba making it the second underground system in Argentina. The Buenos Aires Underground has six lines, each labelled with a letter from A to H, though 3 more lines are planned. A modern tram line line E2 works as a feeder to Underground Line E at their outer terminus as well as the Urquiza Line for Underground Line B in Chacarita. Daily ridership is 1.3 million and on the increase. Most of the lines of the Buenos Aires Undergrounds connect the city centre with areas in the outskirts of the city proper, though none go outside the city limits to Greater Buenos Aires. In recent years, the Underground has seen a gradual expansion, with lines H, B and A seeing extensions; as of 2015, the extension of lines E and H are under construction, with work commenced on the new line F and two additional lines planned. The rolling stock has been replaced in recent years and there are further plans to modernise.
Trams, once common, were retired as public transportation in the 1960s but are now in the stages of a slow comeback. In 1987 a modern tram line was opened as a feeder for the underground system. A modern light rail line between the Bartolomé Mitre suburban railway station and Tigre inaugurated in 1996 operates in the northern suburbs. A 2-kilometre tram known as the Tranvía del Este was inaugurated 2007 in the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires using loaned French Citadis trams, but plans for its extension never came to fruition, declining patronage led the line's closure in 2012. Trams were once common in Buenos Aires, with the city having a large 875 km tramway network and the largest tramway-to-population ratio the world, which gained it notoriety as "the city of trams" across the world; the first trams began operating in the 1860s, however by the 1960s the network was dismantled and replaced by buses. There is a Heritage Tramway maintained by enthusiasts that operates a large collection of vintage trams on weekends, nea
Transport in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago, a country that relies on industrialisation and tourism, has various transport systems. Trinidad is the larger island, with a business-oriented economy and the seat of the country's government and Piarco International Airport, the country's most major airport. A smaller number of international flights from fly directly to Tobago's Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport. There is a small airfield name Camden Airstrip in Couva, used for cropdusting planes. Public transport is provided by a bus service operated by government-owned Public Transport Service Corporation owned mini-buses and owned cars. Maxi-taxis and some cars carry passengers along fixed routes for a fixed fare, although cars are more expensive for similar routes carried by maxi-taxis because of their much smaller passenger capacities. Car taxis are not allowed to utilise the Priority Bus Route, as such maxi-taxis and buses are preferable for speedily entering and exiting the cities during rush hour.
In downtown Port of Spain on a street referred to as South Quay is the historic site of the Trinidad Government Rail building at. This former railway facility is now the current administrative and bus loading headquarters of the Public Transport Service Corporation; the compound houses the Maxi Taxi loading facility, located in its north- eastern quadrant. The Maxi Taxi loading facility is utilized by both route two or red banded Maxi Taxis and route three which are green banded; the red banded Maxi Taxis ply for hire from Port of Spain eastward to as far as the town of Sangre Grande. Green banded Maxi Taxis ply for hire from Port of Spain in a southern direction to either Chaguanas, considered central Trinidad or to the region of San Fernando located along the South- western coast of Trinidad; the entire PTSC compound located on South Quay Port of Spain is referred to as The Port of Spain Transit Centre. The name "City Gate" to which the facility is popularly referred cannot be of used by the PTSC of on any official documentation used to refer to this facility.
Other Maxi Taxis such as the Route one or yellow banded Maxis ply for hire from Port of Spain to West/ North- West Trinidad. This loading facility is located on #19- 21 South Quay in downtown Port of Spain two hundred meters West of the PTSC; this Route one facility caters to persons travelling to locations such as. In all other locations and for Port of Spain Intra-city transportation, taxi-stands are scattered at various streets of the town or region, after sunset some of these taxi-stands may change location, although this changed location is fixed. There has been a growth in popularity of American-style taxi-cabs that do not work along a fixed route and they can be booked for specific times for specific journeys. Ferries operate between Port of Scarborough. Cars can be kept in the cargo areas. Ferries run daily; the ferries are inexpensive, in spite of the minimum 2½–3 hour travel time between Port of Spain and Scarborough. The Water Taxi Service operates between the cities of Port of Spain and San Fernando at a peak rate of five sailings from San Fernando to Port of Spain per morning.
Each sailing carries 400 passengers. Travel time is 50 mins and the cost of the service is subsidized. There is a minimal agricultural railway system near San Fernando, but the Trinidad Government Railway, built while Trinidad and Tobago was a colony of the United Kingdom was scaled back until it was discontinued in 1968.. On April 11, 2008 the Trinitrain consortium announced it would plan and build 105 km two line Trinidad Rapid Railway, it was claimed. However the project was cancelled in September 2010. Total: 8,320 km paved: 8,320 km unpaved: 0 km Trinidad Island has a large and complex highway network that consists of three 6-lane freeways: Churchill–Roosevelt Highway, runs from Barataria to Wallerfield, extends for 45 km. Uriah Butler Highway, extends for 15.7 km. Beetham Highway that connects Barataria to Downtown Port of SpainOther Major Highways Solomon Hochoy Highway that connect Chaguanas to Debe and is being extended to Point Fortin Audrey Jeffers Highway that connects West Port of Spain to Cocorite Rienzi Kirton Highway that runs through San Fernando Diego Martin HighwayTobago Highways Claude Noel Highway that connects Canaan to ScarboroughMinor Highways San Fernando By-Pass Wrightson Road Rivulet Road South Trunk Road Pipelines: crude oil 1,032 km.
Transport in Barbados
Barbados is an up-and-coming tourist country that provides reliable and safe transportation for natives and visitors alike. The country is small with a length of 21 miles and a width of 14 miles. Barbados has 1,600 kilometres of public paved roads, two active marine ports in, remnants of a railway system, one airport; as a former British colony, Barbados was influenced by the English culture and customs, which carried over into the infrastructure of Barbados. Similar to the driving habits in the United Kingdom, people in Barbados drive on the left side of the road. Barbados has a dependable highway system of main roads that stem from the country's capital, Bridgetown; the highways are identified by the numbers one to seven. H1 signifies the first highway; the numbering continues sequentially in a clockwise direction. The most popular highway throughout the island is the A. B. C. Highway. Throughout the Barbados roadways, the most prominent traffic junctions are the two lane roundabouts. Like roundabouts seen in the United States vehicles in the inner most lane of the roundabout have the right of way, however, in Barbados the traffic moves in clockwise direction.
The speed limit on all roads is 60 km/h. The speed limit on the ABC Highway and the Spring Garden Highway is 80 km/h. In 2010, an assessment released by the Economist Intelligence Unit of the United Kingdom, ranked Barbados 6th in the world, the top spot in the Western Hemisphere for road network density. In terms of traffic and accidents, the 2010 EIU report found that Barbados had 63.1 vehicles per kilometre of road on the island. A rank that placed Barbados as 23rd globally for number of vehicles, by the total surface area of roads. For accident totals, Barbados placed 12th globally for road victims per 100,000 people; the Ministry of Transport & Works of Barbados oversees the affairs of the nation's roads and the public transport system. Public transport services in Barbados include buses, share taxis, car rentals; some services run on a direct route to their destinations however, most public transport services require a connection through Bridgetown. The ZRs, are owned mini-vans that run on specific predetermined routes.
They are recognized by their white maroon stripe down the side. ZRs have a fixed fare of two dollars per person for one way. According to travel agencies, ZRs are not only the most reliable form of public transportation, but they provide entertainment to its customers. ZRs move and stop to pick up the maximum number of paying passengers in the shortest amount of time. Therefore, ZRs cramped spacing. Taxi services are available to natives and guests of the island. Taxis to the United States, provide transportation at a predetermined government rate; the bus services in Barbados are a mode of transportation that are available to all, natives are the predominant group that use the public buses. The Barbados Transport Board is a government organization, responsible for bus transportation; the board started as an organization on 24 August 1955 and has operated since. There are three hundred and four buses in use around the island. There are two types of large blue buses and yellow buses; the larger blue buses, are government-operated by the Barbados Transport Board and charge the same fee as the other services.
Adults have to pay the fee, but the public bus is free for all children in school uniforms, students with an institution ID that are under the age of eighteen and senior citizens. Unlike other transportation, Public government buses run on an exact fare system and are unable to give change. There are privately operated Mini- and Midibuses that are yellow with a blue stripe, they operate on the west and south coastline. The most popular routes are Bridgetown -- Bridgetown -- Sam Lord's Castle, they are able to give change. Car rental in Barbados is provided through any of several vehicle rental agencies, they offer a wide variety of vehicles from luxury cars to vans, smaller open top cars. Foreign drivers driving in Barbados require a temporary driver's licence in addition to an international licence. A proposal for a railway system in Barbados was first made in 1845 by Britain, it was not until 1881 that construction began on the new 3 ft 6 in narrow-gauge Barbados Railway by an independent country for the purpose of transporting sugar cane across the island to the seaport of Bridgetown.
It was converted to 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge by Everard Calthrop. From the early 20th century on, the railway system carried produce to and from factories to the city and passengers to and from the city. However, complications arose. There was a lack of funding for the upkeep of the system; the poor designs of the tracks and cars posed a challenge against the high tides of the Atlantic Ocean. To keep the railway in use, the government of Barbados took over in 1916. By 1937 the railway was shut down due to safety issues. There are still remnants of the railway today and many can be seen by the coastlines, and every year there is a marathon run & walk along the old route from Bridgetown to Carrington on the East Coast. In 1881 a horse-
Basseterre is the capital and largest city of Saint Kitts and Nevis with an estimated population of 14,000 in 2018. Geographically, the Basseterre port is located at 17°18′N 62°44′W, on the south western coast of Saint Kitts Island, it is one of the chief commercial depots of the Leeward Islands; the city lies within Saint George Basseterre Parish. Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean. Basseterre was founded in 1627 under Sieur Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc, it served as the capital of the French colony of Saint-Christophe, which consisted of the northern and southern extremities of the island of St. Kitts; when Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy was made the French governor of St. Kitts in 1639, the town turned into a large, successful port, commanding Eastern Caribbean trade and colonisation. De Poincy quickly made Basseterre capital of the entire French West Indies colony, which included the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, remained so until his death in 1660; the city was made capital of the entire island of St. Kitts in 1727, following French expulsion from the island and full British control.
The city of Basseterre has one of the most tragic histories of any Caribbean capital, destroyed many times by colonial wars, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Despite all of this, a considerable number of well-restored buildings still exist in downtown Basseterre. Most of the city structures were built after the great fire of 1867; the Circus was modelled after Piccadilly Circus, the fountain in the center was built in 1883, dedicated to The Honourable Thomas Berkeley Hardtman Berkeley, the father of Henry Spencer Berkeley. The city of Basseterre skirts a 2-mile bay on the southwestern shore of Basseterre Bay; the city lies within the large Basseterre Valley completely surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. It is low-lying, one explanation for the name which the French gave unto it, as Basseterre translates to "low land" in English. However, the name Basseterre is due to the fact that the island is on the lee of winds of the island, is thus a safe anchorage; the name Capesterre, given to the region to the North, was dubbed.
Basseterre is surrounded by the Olivees Mountains to the north and the Conaree-Morne peaks to the east. The city is drained by the College River and the Westbourne River, which are locally known as "ghauts" and are dry most of the year, they form streets in downtown Basseterre. This engineering folly has proven quite disastrous though, as College River has been the scene of many disastrous floods in Basseterre history. Port Zante, located in the centre of the bay, lies on 15 acres of land reclaimed from the sea in 1995. Under the Köppen climate classification, Basseterre features a tropical rainforest climate; as is the characteristic of cities with this climate, temperatures remain constant throughout the course of the year, with temperatures averaging 27 °C year-round. Basseterre has no dry season. On average, 1700 mm of rain falls on the city annually. Basseterre is a small town, laid out in a grid pattern, it has four main streets running west to east, they are listed here in sequence from south to north: Bay Road, Liverpool Row, Central Street, Cayon Street.
The main street running north to south is Fort Street/Bank Street, home to the bulk of the island's main shops and banks. The city has 2 centres, at The Circus, geared towards tourism, the Independence Square, which contains the cathedral and most of the older buildings. Basseterre is the main industrial centre of St. Kitts, it is the country's main port of entry for both sea and air travel, as well as the road and rail transport hub. It houses the administration buildings for the federal government, it houses the headquarters of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, as well as the headquarters for many other regional financial institutions. Despite its small size, Basseterre played host to Carifesta VII in 2000, outbidding rivals many times its size; the city was able to outbid the United States of America to host matches for the 2007 World Cricket Cup. The Warner Park Sporting Complex was the site of the allocated first round matches of the tournament; this made St. Kitts and Nevis the smallest country in the world to host a World Cup event.
Basseterre is home to two private, for-profit medical institutions founded by Robert Ross: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and the International University of Nursing. The city has four secondary schools, two of which are government-owned, two are private schools. Independence Square The Circus St. George's Anglican Church Basseterre Co-Cathedral of Immaculate Conception The Cenotaph St. Kitts Heritage Society National Museum of Saint Kitts Amina Craft Market Public Market St. Kitts Sugar Factory Museum Warner Park Sporting Complex Pelican Shopping Mall Queen Victoria Statue Roundabout Basseterre National Park Fort Thomas Springfield Cemetery and Chapel There are a large number of Christian churches in the city for its size. Most are Protestant, due to British colonization; the Anglican called the "Church of England" has the largest number of members, followed by the Methodist. Other Protestant denominations include Moravian, Church of God, Seventh-day Adventist, Jehovah's Witness, Rivers of Living
Transport in Guatemala
Transportation in Guatemala includes roads and airports. It included railways. Chicken buses and colorfully painted former US school buses, are popular within cities and for short-distance trips. There are a number of Guatemalan bus and van transport companies that most travelers use to get from the airport in Guatemala City to Antigua, Lake Atitlan in the Western Highlands of Guatemala and Monterrico on the Pacific coast; some first class bus operators run modern air-conditioned buses for longer distances. In some parts of Guatemala City passengers on public buses are vulnerable to crime therefore it is not a good idea to take public buses in Guatemala City nor chicken buses from Guatemala City to other destinations. Shuttles and taxis are the better option. There are no passenger trains. Guatemalan streets tend to be one-ways to ease move traffic. Total: 14,095 km Paved: 4,863 km Unpaved: 9,232 km total: 322 km operated by the Railroad Development Corporation until September 2007, now closed 563 km closednarrow gauge: 884 km 3 ft gauge Mexico - closed - break-of-gauge 3 ft /4 ft 8 1⁄2 in Belize - no Honduras - none in use - break-of-gauge 3 ft /3 ft 6 in El Salvador - closed FERISTSA Railway was proposed to connect Mexico with Panama via Guatemala using standard gauge rails 260 km navigable year round.
The best way to get to the various Mayan villages around Lake Atitlan is on one of the ubiquitous "shark" boats. 450 La Aurora International Airport Mundo Maya International Airport San José Airport Quetzaltenango Airport Puerto Barrios Airport total: 11 2,438 to 3,047 m: 3 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 914 to 1,523 m: 4 under 914 m: 2 total: 439 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 8 914 to 1,523 m: 111 under 914 m: 319 Guatemala